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Notable Historical Events - 1644

1644Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, written by John Milton is published.

1644Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

1644 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 18
Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting 
Jan 24
Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War 
Feb 5
1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut 
Mar 7
Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies 
Mar 14
England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island) 
Mar 19
200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor 
Mar 31
Pope Urbanus VIII & duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara 
Apr 29
Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking 
May 6
Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil 
May 23
Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists 
May 28
Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby. (English Civil War) 
Jun 11
Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci 
Jul 2
Battle of Marston Moor, North Yorkshire: Parliamentary forces under Lords Fairfax and Manchester defeat royalists led by Prince Rupert 
Sep 2
, Cornwall: Robert Devereux's infantry surrenders 
Sep 5
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent 
Sep 15
Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X 
Sep 17
French troops occupy Mainz 
Oct 23
Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen 
Oct 27
Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies 
Nov 19
First protestant ministry society in New England 
Nov 23
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, written by John Milton is published. 
Dec 4
1st European peace congress opens in Munster 
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